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Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:31 PM
I know its a bit "too" early but I wanted to open this thread because maybe someone is going to the tournament :D

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open

Madrid, Spain
May 9-17, 2009
Premier
Prize Money: $4,500,000
Draw: 60M/32Q/28D
Surface: Red Clay/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Manolo Santana

Official Web Site:
www.madrid-open.com

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Olé Dinara :worship:

http://www.alexanderandvictor.com/images/Artists/artworklarge1011Flamenco%20Dancer%20III%20300dpi_r esize.jpg

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:34 PM
the title is because of this song:

ah2a77HUkVo

is very famous in Spain :lol:

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:35 PM
I'd love to see Dinara winning the Madrid Open :awww:

camilia
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Olé Dinara :worship:

http://www.alexanderandvictor.com/images/Artists/artworklarge1011Flamenco%20Dancer%20III%20300dpi_r esize.jpg

Nice ;)

camilia
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:36 PM
I'd love to see Dinara winning the Madrid Open :awww:

I'd love to see Dinara winning everywhere :p

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:44 PM
I'd love to see Dinara winning everywhere :p

me too :p
but here the TVE will show the tournament :awww: thats why :p plus she speaks spanish and I'd like to see her speaking in spanish :hearts:

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Dinara Safina :hearts:

http://www.madrid-open.com/site/jugadores/26?s=F

camilia
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:49 PM
me too :p
but here the TVE will show the tournament :awww: thats why :p plus she speaks spanish and I'd like to see her speaking in spanish :hearts:

You are so lucky, Let's pray she wins it all :)

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Vamos di-NAH-ruh sa-FEE-nah :inlove:

camilia
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:50 PM
They should change that pic, she has many nice ones!

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:52 PM
You are so lucky, Let's pray she wins it all :)

:hug:
Yeah, lets pray ;) :D

camilia
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Vamos di-NAH-ruh sa-FEE-nah :inlove:

ummm, Doesn't she want to be called sa-fe-nah?

camilia
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:53 PM
They'd better change no.2 to no.1 on Monday as well;)

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:55 PM
They should change that pic, she has many nice ones!

agree ;):)

camilia
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:58 PM
the title is because of this song:

ah2a77HUkVo

is very famous in Spain :lol:

I just looked for the song on youtube :p

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:01 PM
They'd better change no.2 to no.1 on Monday as well;)

they must change it :armed: :angel:

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:06 PM
I just looked for the song on youtube :p

cant you see the video? :sobbing:

camilia
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:33 PM
cant you see the video? :sobbing:

Yes I can :) but the smilies aren't working for me again :(

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Yes I can :) but the smilies aren't working for me again :(

damm! :( :hug:

Dinaholic
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:21 PM
OMG great title, Fiorella :D :D

Dinaholic
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:22 PM
this will be her first "big" tournament as #1, hopefully she will do it well :D

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:43 PM
:awww: thank you :hug:

Dinayer
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:45 PM
this will be her first "big" tournament as #1, hopefully she will do it well :D

lets hope, Lucia :D :bounce:

Dinaholic
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:47 PM
lets stay positive :yeah: :)

Nina.
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:45 PM
you're so crazy Pepi :lol: :hug:

Dinayer
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:51 PM
I know, Nina :sobbing: :angel:

Nina.
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:54 PM
but it's fine, hun. You're crazy in a very lovely way :hearts:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:56 PM
Wowza two pages already? I hope the madrid site change her ranking :angel:

DS.Fan.
Apr 18th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Up!!:inlove::banana:

Nina.
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:29 PM
Wowza two pages already? I hope the madrid site change her ranking :angel:

probably not because it's her entry ranking and that's what counts. She will be no.1 seed but I think she'll stay no.2 in the entry list.

Dinayer
Apr 18th, 2009, 07:22 PM
but it's fine, hun. You're crazy in a very lovely way :hearts:

:awww:
thanks :kiss:

Dinayer
Apr 18th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Wowza two pages already? I hope the madrid site change her ranking :angel:

:angel: :angel:

Paulina
Apr 21st, 2009, 01:27 PM
good luck in Madrid :hearts:

Paulina
Apr 21st, 2009, 01:28 PM
:bowdown: at the title :lol:
amazing :worship:

Dinayer
Apr 21st, 2009, 01:52 PM
Are you going to the tournament? :)

Paulina
Apr 21st, 2009, 03:34 PM
No :sad: :sad:
maybe next year :awww:

Dinayer
Apr 21st, 2009, 03:40 PM
oh :hug: :hug: :hug:
I wanna go next year :D

Nina.
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:51 PM
sooo Pepi, for me and my amazing Spanish, what does the title mean?

Dinayer
Apr 21st, 2009, 05:03 PM
its a song, dont really have a meaning :lol:

Paulina
Apr 23rd, 2009, 10:43 AM
:lol: I love the song :lol:

Dinaholic
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:25 PM
:lol: I love the song :lol:

so do I :lol:

Dinaholic
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Rome title should be "Volare oh oh cantare oh oh" :haha: :spit:

PersephoneDisco
May 8th, 2009, 02:48 PM
http://www.madrid-open.com/media/uploads/cuadros/MDS.pdf

[1] Safina bye
Suarez Navarro - Li
Keothavong - Qualifier
Safarova - [16] Kanepi
[10] A. Radwanska - Stosur
Chakvetadze - [WC] Ruano Pascual
Cirstea - A. Bondarenko
[6] Kuznetsova bye

Nina.
May 8th, 2009, 02:48 PM
2nd round against Suarez Navarro or Na Li...Sveta in QF, JJ in SF according to the seeding :shrug:
not exactly great!

PersephoneDisco
May 8th, 2009, 02:54 PM
:tape: Oh well, not an easy draw this time but she needs to improve so much!

Nina.
May 8th, 2009, 02:57 PM
that's true Maz. Just hope that she improves with every match she plays. DAVAI!

PersephoneDisco
May 8th, 2009, 02:59 PM
I hope she doesn't wear herself out with too many comebacks :rolleyes: if that happens in Madrid

makini
May 8th, 2009, 03:08 PM
I hope she doesn't wear herself out with too many comebacks :rolleyes: if that happens in Madrid

ehhh it's Dina she does what she wants. Hopefully she will realize that all she has to do is play a little get her game/serve working and not try to grind out 3 set wins again and a again.

Dinayer
May 8th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Bad draw :(
anyways, she can do it :D

Aleksandrina
May 8th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Bad Draw

PersephoneDisco
May 8th, 2009, 03:53 PM
suck on that haters :p :spit:

Aleksandrina
May 8th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Doubles Draw

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-05/8_9795796_1.jpg

tejmeglekvár
May 8th, 2009, 11:19 PM
she's in the doubles draw with the hungarian choker...
i really hope she'll withdraw. :(

PersephoneDisco
May 8th, 2009, 11:25 PM
GF want's to play too much tennis :p

camilia
May 9th, 2009, 04:53 AM
I think playing some doubles is actually good for her. Just hope she doesn't do it too often

DS.Fan.
May 9th, 2009, 10:23 AM
Relly bad draw:rolleyes::( But I'm afraid of Dina's energy:sad:Hopefully she is not exhausted:help:

Dinayer
May 9th, 2009, 01:21 PM
doubles? :o

Nina.
May 9th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Doubles again? It's probably good practice because a lot of her volleys are not really good at the moment but she plays so much...hope she won't be too tired.

PersephoneDisco
May 9th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Well arguably Dina is one of, if not, the fittest player on tour.
And she did say "Hey, I'm only 23!" :p

Nina.
May 9th, 2009, 07:32 PM
btw does anybody else find that Madrid hp weird?

PersephoneDisco
May 9th, 2009, 07:37 PM
btw does anybody else find that Madrid hp weird?

:lol: I just flicked through an article calling it the most original website :D

I love it :p

Nina.
May 9th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Ok...everybody has different taste :p but it took me a while to get used to it :lol:

PersephoneDisco
May 9th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Ok...everybody has different taste :p but it took me a while to get used to it :lol:

I love the fonts, colours used and it's pretty easy to get up the info you want unlike some tournaments :o

Dinayer
May 9th, 2009, 08:52 PM
btw does anybody else find that Madrid hp weird?

I love it :hearts: :lol:

Nina.
May 9th, 2009, 09:47 PM
pffff....

Dinaholic
May 9th, 2009, 10:24 PM
good luck in Madrid :rocker:

enchantrezz
May 9th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Doubles again? It's probably good practice because a lot of her volleys are not really good at the moment but she plays so much...hope she won't be too tired.

for as long as her singles and doubles match schedule will not be as ridiculous like in last year's olympics I think she'll be fine .

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 02:16 AM
:hearts:
http://www.madrid-open.com/site/entradas

DS.Fan.
May 10th, 2009, 06:08 AM
Good Luck in Madrid!:bounce: Dinara will meet her brother,right?Dina,teach Marat how to fight during the game!:o:devil:

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 11:19 AM
they will have the Dina's party at Madrid :bounce:

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Na Li next :armed:

Davai!

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 03:11 PM
we need a new title :angel:
any ideas?

camilia
May 10th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Why do you want a new title princess?

PersephoneDisco
May 10th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Oh I like the new title! Very imaginative! My online translation says box magician :lol:

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 03:24 PM
dont know cami :p

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Oh I like the new title! Very imaginative! My online translation says box magician :lol:

:rolls:
thanks

camilia
May 10th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Oh I like the new title! Very imaginative! My online translation says box magician :lol:

so does it mean Dinara is a box magician:p
Translate Pepi plz;)

PersephoneDisco
May 10th, 2009, 03:33 PM
my translation says Dinara wants to be the first in conquering the Box Magician :p

camilia
May 10th, 2009, 03:37 PM
my translation says Dinara wants to be the first in conquering the Box Magician :p

I can't understand what that means, but it seems good to me :p

DS.Fan.
May 10th, 2009, 05:07 PM
I also can't understand it.It seems amazing!

PersephoneDisco
May 10th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Okay so the Madrid website is rubbish! It keeps coming up with the "ooops!" page :(

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 07:28 PM
its because the name of the stadium is "Magic box" :p
so Dina wants to be the first to win there ;)

PersephoneDisco
May 10th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Can Dina crack the magicians code? :rolls:

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Okay so the Madrid website is rubbish! It keeps coming up with the "ooops!" page :(

yeah :fiery:

Dinayer
May 10th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Can Dina crack the magicians code? :rolls:

:rolls:

makini
May 10th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Can Dina crack the magicians code? :rolls:

New Dina probably can. Old Dina will at least give it her all.

PersephoneDisco
May 10th, 2009, 08:13 PM
New Dina probably can. Old Dina will at least give it her all.

Win-win situation then :p I can imagine her phoning a friend and it being Z in order to crack the code.

Will Rome be this years Berlin? :speakles: God I hope so!

Nina.
May 10th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Okay so the Madrid website is rubbish! It keeps coming up with the "ooops!" page :(

Suddenly? :p

PersephoneDisco
May 10th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Suddenly? :p

Now it's alright :D
Must have been all the traffic seeing as it's such a nice website and all :p

makini
May 10th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Win-win situation then :p I can imagine her phoning a friend and it being Z in order to crack the code.

Will Rome be this years Berlin? :speakles: God I hope so!

Well she won Berlin on Mother's day last year and Rome the day before Mother's day this year so good omen, maybe.

Her using her phone a friend to call Z is always entertaining and amusing. Z is very smart and knows what he is talking about. Plus he is the most quotable coach on tour.

Leyla
May 11th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Hello!
:help:Off-Topic:Why Dinara has not received 800 points for winning Internazionali BNL d'Italia-:worship:-?

On topic: Davai Dinara!:rocker:

Nina.
May 11th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Hello!
:help:Off-Topic:Why Dinara has not received 800 points for winning Internazionali BNL d'Italia-:worship:-?

On topic: Davai Dinara!:rocker:

Hello Leyla :wavey:
She probably did get 800 points but this week the points from Berlin last year came off so she also lost 860 points.

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Well she won Berlin on Mother's day last year and Rome the day before Mother's day this year so good omen, maybe.

Her using her phone a friend to call Z is always entertaining and amusing. Z is very smart and knows what he is talking about. Plus he is the most quotable coach on tour.

I think Z is becoming more popular (or infamous) than Dina! :p: He's no longer supporting cast :tape: He is one SMART coach and people are hating on that. I don't get why people are getting so pissy about the on court coaching thing when we all know she got to two slam finals without his help and anyway people are always wary when a player drops a coach and becomes 'coachless' it's as if they've lost their direction etc :rolleyes:
I'm superstitious enough about the Mother's day thing to start believing it :p

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Hello!
:help:Off-Topic:Why Dinara has not received 800 points for winning Internazionali BNL d'Italia-:worship:-?

On topic: Davai Dinara!:rocker:

Hello Leyla! :)

Nina is correct! Good thing she won Rome, eh? ;)

Leyla
May 11th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Hello Wyna!:wavey:
Thanks for you answer me!;)

So no 800 points?!:sad:Dina ,please conquista la Caja Magica!:bounce:

Nina.
May 11th, 2009, 08:24 PM
I think Z is becoming more popular (or infamous) than Dina! :p: He's no longer supporting cast :tape: He is one SMART coach and people are hating on that. I don't get why people are getting so pissy about the on court coaching thing when we all know she got to two slam finals without his help and anyway people are always wary when a player drops a coach and becomes 'coachless' it's as if they've lost their direction etc :rolleyes:
I'm superstitious enough about the Mother's day thing to start believing it :p

A lot of people getting bitchy about that are WS fans because the sisters don't use it and state they don't like it :shrug: I really see a big thing about it. It's not that a coach can make a player win who is being completely outplayed... I come off a sport where "on court coaching" is allowed and when it's completely not your day it won't help you anyways.
And take Ana as example. She used this Groenefeld (?) guy pretty much during the clay season last year and she still won RG.

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Hello Wyna!:wavey:
Thanks for you answer me!;)

So no 800 points?!:sad:Dina ,please conquista la Caja Magica!:bounce:

she's only lost 60 points because her win in Rome has replaced 800 of the 860 Berlin points.

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 08:36 PM
A lot of people getting bitchy about that are WS fans because the sisters don't use it and state they don't like it :shrug: I really see a big thing about it. It's not that a coach can make a player win who is being completely outplayed... I come off a sport where "on court coaching" is allowed and when it's completely not your day it won't help you anyways.
And take Ana as example. She used this Groenefeld (?) guy pretty much during the clay season last year and she still won RG.

And some Kuzzy fans :angel: It's like Vika's semi at Rome. She had her coach on and he said don't get all upset about that line call and she didn't listen to his advice and she gave up on court and lost the match :shrug: It's not Dina's fault that she LISTENS to Z and starts hitting winners and being aggressive. Most people are getting a bit too pissy about the 'way he shouts like a fool' at her, umm excuse me have you seen how big Dina is compared to Z? She can EASILY take him on if she wanted to, but thats just it, she won't fire him when she publicly asked HIM to not 'fire' HER. Seriously, don't go all on your feminist high horse and say it's ridiculing Dinara, it's not, she FEEDS off of it. Like I said, can you imagine her with a french coach who's like "okay Dina, if you want you can add some more volleys etc, that would be good right?" She'd hit him on court. Don't be annnoyed at a player using something that is in the WTA rule book, be annoyed at the rule itself and anyway there are LIMITS to how many times you can have your coach on, so you can never say it's excessive when you talk about Dina :(

Nina.
May 11th, 2009, 08:38 PM
well spoken Maz :worship: and I agree a 100%

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 08:41 PM
:D thank you Nina, it's the first thing that has seriously annoyed me to go off on a rant since Dina became no.1 :p

Nina.
May 11th, 2009, 08:42 PM
:D thank you Nina, it's the first thing that has seriously annoyed me to go off on a rant since Dina became no.1 :p

that's true. You stayed incredibly coll when I started my rant about Serena's no. 1 comments :lol:

makini
May 11th, 2009, 08:42 PM
I think Z is becoming more popular (or infamous) than Dina! :p: He's no longer supporting cast :tape: He is one SMART coach and people are hating on that. I don't get why people are getting so pissy about the on court coaching thing when we all know she got to two slam finals without his help and anyway people are always wary when a player drops a coach and becomes 'coachless' it's as if they've lost their direction etc :rolleyes:
I'm superstitious enough about the Mother's day thing to start believing it :p

I don't understand why people are getting worked up about her calling Z. It's in the rules and she can use it if she wants. If their faves don't use it more power to them. It's not as though Z goes out there and chases every ball down, she has to do that. Z can say whatever he wants if she does not listen and follow his advice then him coming out is not really worth much. Plus, I think that Dina calling Z is more about finding some way to calm her nerves than about getting advice because he is usually telling her something that they discussed beforehand. A lot of people in the GM were questioning her ability in Slams when we all know damn well that she is capable of going deep into the Slams without on court coaching. People just need to relax and give her a little more credit for great performances.

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 08:44 PM
:lol: must be cos I'm afraid of those trolls that hang around in case they catch us talking 'smack' about THEIR favorite players :p

Aleksandrina
May 11th, 2009, 08:47 PM
COURT 4 start 12:00 noon

[1] C Black (ZIM) / L Huber (USA) vs B Mattek-Sands (USA) / N Petrova (RUS) - WTA
[Q] V Dushevina (RUS) vs [Q] R Vinci (ITA) - WTA

[WC] L Dominguez Lino (ESP) / A Parra Santonja (ESP) vs [WC] D Safina (RUS) / A Szavay (HUN) - WTA

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 08:48 PM
I just find it really strange when people chime in and are like oh I'd never allow myself to be shouted at like in front of a huge crowd etc! It's like hello, Dina is a perfectionist she WANTS someone to shout at her and tell her what to do right otherwise she'd do it to herself after she's lost and wallowing in anger in the locker rooms. It must be because once she has Z on there is an IMMEDIATE response to his words. People are also not giving her credit for being so accepting of critiques from her coach and anyway everything he says makes sense! Even when he said to Dina, you're doing the same old shit and it was true! she wasn't being aggressive etc.

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 08:55 PM
OMG the website is getting to me now! :( I've got the OOP up and it just keeps scrolling REALLY fast to the end of the OOP! I can't get it to stop no matter what I do:p

Nina.
May 11th, 2009, 08:59 PM
OMG the website is getting to me now! :( I've got the OOP up and it just keeps scrolling REALLY fast to the end of the OOP! I can't get it to stop no matter what I do:p

:haha:

to the tone Krajan is approaching Dina, it's a very short moment, they are not having tea and discuss her next steps. Just look at how coaches in other sports shout at the athletes...

tejmeglekvár
May 11th, 2009, 09:10 PM
And some Kuzzy fans :angel: It's like Vika's semi at Rome. She had her coach on and he said don't get all upset about that line call and she didn't listen to his advice and she gave up on court and lost the match :shrug: It's not Dina's fault that she LISTENS to Z and starts hitting winners and being aggressive. Most people are getting a bit too pissy about the 'way he shouts like a fool' at her, umm excuse me have you seen how big Dina is compared to Z? She can EASILY take him on if she wanted to, but thats just it, she won't fire him when she publicly asked HIM to not 'fire' HER. Seriously, don't go all on your feminist high horse and say it's ridiculing Dinara, it's not, she FEEDS off of it. Like I said, can you imagine her with a french coach who's like "okay Dina, if you want you can add some more volleys etc, that would be good right?" She'd hit him on court. Don't be annnoyed at a player using something that is in the WTA rule book, be annoyed at the rule itself and anyway there are LIMITS to how many times you can have your coach on, so you can never say it's excessive when you talk about Dina :(

i really annoyed about on thing. and that is Dinara herself.
why she needs this treatment so much? Won a set like 6-2 and she immediately call Z. why? why behave like a 5y old silly girl, who can't pee without her mom? why can't THINK w/o anyone? why doubt herself so much?

Nina.
May 11th, 2009, 09:19 PM
i really annoyed about on thing. and that is Dinara herself.
why she needs this treatment so much? Won a set like 6-2 and she immediately call Z. why? why behave like a 5y old silly girl, who can't pee without her mom? why can't THINK w/o anyone? why doubt herself so much?

Because I think these self-doubts are really deep inside of her, maybe as an result of being the little sister of very popular GS winner & No. 1 Marat who made public comments about what she's doing wrong and because until last year it was much up and down. I guess she still needs a lot more victories to get over them.
So much for my short (very profound :angel:) psychological analysis.

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 10:06 PM
I agree with Nina :) The battles Dina faces are ALL mental, it is VERY significant to note that she could only get to the top with the help of a new coach, one that really understands her and has the ability to appease those nasty mental gremlins in her head. She will be indebted to him because this came at a time where she wanted to quit and with his support and guidance she made a complete 360. And remember this is a Safin, and we can't regard tennis players like Dina as normal people with normal socialisation...hello creating friends? :D

There's a whole thread in GM asking whether or not she is out of Marat's shadow...it seems like even if she wins 3 slams she'll still be in his shadow because she lacks world wide charisma and sex appeal :help: You can't please anybody it seems :o

makini
May 11th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Poor Dina always living in Marat's shadow has probably taken a toll on her. Calling Z is probably for some reassurance that she is indeed doing the right thing than actually needing him on court to tell her what to do. Hopefully someday soon she'll realize that people support her because of who she is not who her brother is.

redsonja
May 11th, 2009, 11:02 PM
1) Dina and Z: Sometimes I wonder whether Dina might be calling Z down more for environmental reasons than tactical reasons. She keeps saying she plays better in practice than she does in matches-- so why not make the match seem a little bit more like practice? Complete with your coach being totally hard on you.

I'm really skeptical of the idea that over a three hour match, talking to your coach for a grand total of 9 minutes makes any significant difference in a player's ability to win the match. For one thing, there's a huge factor that's completely out of the player's or her coach's control-- the opponent. Z can tell Dina what to do until he's blue in the face, but if Venus (or whoever) changes tactics completely, Dina's going to have to figure out what to do about that on her own, on the spot. And she has enough proven success in Slams over the last 12 months that it's pretty obvious to me that she can do without him perfectly well if she has to. Just, if she doesn't have to, she doesn't. The option is available to her and she takes it. I don't see anything wrong with that.

I do love how Tennis Channel has caught on that their coaching timeouts are not to be missed, though. :lol: The one where he told her she was "shitting the pants" was a particular highlight. :lol: And I think he treats her exactly the way she wants to be treated-- that's what some people respond to, hell, as an athlete it's what I responded to. If he was constantly berating her and making her cry or something, it would be different, but he's being hard on her and she's taking it well. She's a big girl and an experienced athlete, she knows what works for her.

2) Dina will never, ever be as popular as Marat. But I think that's okay because I never got the impression that she wants that kind of popularity. So why people think that matters is... :shrug: I think Dina wants to be respected for her tennis, and the second she stops playing, if all that attention disappeared immediately, I've always been under the impression that she would be perfectly happy with that.

PersephoneDisco
May 11th, 2009, 11:10 PM
And anyway all the shouting was over when she won the final and went over to hug Z. Aww, they're so dyfunctional,those two :p I don't think Dina wants to be as popular as Marat when she thinks of him as the GOAT and no one is even close to him :o but she wants her tennis to speak for itself as she should.

"shitting the pants" was hilarious. Oh Z don't ever give up your day job :lol:

Ziggy Starduck
May 12th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Good luck Savay or Szafina against Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja :bounce:

Aleksandrina
May 12th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Good :)

http://i005.radikal.ru/0905/1d/3296bccfd8a1.png

Nina.
May 12th, 2009, 04:31 PM
that's the way I expect her double matches. Win with that score, lose with that score but don't waste too much energy :yeah:

PersephoneDisco
May 12th, 2009, 04:33 PM
And in 54 minutes too ;)

PersephoneDisco
May 12th, 2009, 06:33 PM
http://www.madrid-open.com/site/results/orden_de_juego

The Madrid site is rather OTT with it's information, why have an annoying scroll bar for the OOP when underneath it, it says match schedule and you get a non-idiotic and static match schedule? :p

tejmeglekvár
May 12th, 2009, 07:25 PM
the hungarian choker (a.k.a. Szavay) said she planned to play with Mattek, but she choose Petrova. And Dinara planned to play with Petrova, but she choosed Mattek... :help:

anyway, she said she has no partner to RG, b/c Dinara won't play doubles at RG, or any GS.

PersephoneDisco
May 12th, 2009, 07:29 PM
It's not Agnes fault NadTek can't be separated, it's true love you see.
Oh Agnes just focus on your singles first and foremost :)

Dinayer
May 12th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Good :)

http://i005.radikal.ru/0905/1d/3296bccfd8a1.png

:woohoo:
:bounce: well done :drool:

tejmeglekvár
May 12th, 2009, 08:13 PM
tomorrow

Center Court
Not Before 8:00 PM
Dinara SAFINA (RUS) vs Na LI (CHN)

PersephoneDisco
May 12th, 2009, 08:19 PM
thanks Norbert! davaaaaaaai!

Dinayer
May 12th, 2009, 08:24 PM
tomorrow

Center Court
Not Before 8:00 PM
Dinara SAFINA (RUS) vs Na LI (CHN)

Davai!!! :bounce:

Ziggy Starduck
May 13th, 2009, 10:37 AM
I hope you find the same form as Rome Dinara :D FTW!

camilia
May 13th, 2009, 10:43 AM
tomorrow

Center Court
Not Before 8:00 PM
Dinara SAFINA (RUS) vs Na LI (CHN)

What's wrong with 6:00 PM. Those people hate me :rolleyes:

Nina.
May 13th, 2009, 02:12 PM
What's wrong with 6:00 PM. Those people hate me :rolleyes:

:hug: Don't think it's something personal.

camilia
May 13th, 2009, 04:53 PM
:hug: Don't think it's something personal.

I wonder what are the chances that she would win in less than an hour :p

DS.Fan.
May 13th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Good Luck Dina!:kiss: I'm nervous now:sad:

ad-out
May 13th, 2009, 05:53 PM
"shitting the pants" was hilarious. Oh Z don't ever give up your day job :lol:

OMG. I missed that! What in the world was he talking about?? Hilarious.

tejmeglekvár
May 13th, 2009, 09:22 PM
withdrew from doubles, thank god.

PersephoneDisco
May 13th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Did she give a reason?

PersephoneDisco
May 13th, 2009, 09:29 PM
She hasn't played Lucie for a while..the only victory against her in the 3 previous meetings was on clay :p

PersephoneDisco
May 13th, 2009, 09:31 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009
MANOLO SANTANA start 10:00 am
A Chakvetadze (RUS) vs A Bondarenko (UKR) - WTA

Not Before 12:00 PM
[16] T Robredo (ESP) vs [4] A Murray (GBR) - ATP
[14] J Blake (USA) vs [2] R Federer (SUI) - ATP

Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] D Safina (RUS) vs L Safarova (CZE) - WTA

Nina.
May 13th, 2009, 09:45 PM
she should definitely win this one!

PersephoneDisco
May 13th, 2009, 09:48 PM
I hope so Nina! She's a lefty :scared: let's hope she has a nice rest since she's withdrawn from doubles..Poor Agnes :awww:

makini
May 13th, 2009, 09:52 PM
I hope so Nina! She's a lefty :scared: let's hope she has a nice rest since she's withdrawn from doubles..Poor Agnes :awww:

In Rome when she played MJMS who was also a lefty, Z was all "I don't care which hand she plays with, just hit the ball". So her playing another lefty is rather amusing to me. Hopefully she gets to some rest. She looked tired.

PersephoneDisco
May 13th, 2009, 10:08 PM
Yeah rest is the most important thing, Dina was *so* pumped up!

Dinayer
May 13th, 2009, 10:24 PM
well done, Dinara :yeah:
good luck against Lucie :rocker: :woohoo: :)

Dinayer
May 13th, 2009, 10:25 PM
hopefully TVE will show her match :D

Aleksandrina
May 13th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Atletico Madrid's soccer player Diego Forlan of Uruguay gestures as he attends the match between Russia's Danira Safina and China's Li Na at the Madrid Open tennis tournament May 13, 2009.

:)

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/03TQdzkdTlaqB/610x.jpg

Dinayer
May 13th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Diegooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :hearts: my favourite Uruguayan :inlove:
thanks Alek!!

Ziggy Starduck
May 14th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Good luck against Safarova, hope you play really well Dinara :D

PersephoneDisco
May 14th, 2009, 06:56 PM
DinaUpdates"Suddenly I started to play passively, even fearing the way the wind changed." I love when she sounds like she's quoting Richard Marx lyrics

PersephoneDisco
May 14th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Diegooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :hearts: my favourite Uruguayan :inlove:
thanks Alek!!

I did not know Pedro Almodovar was a fan of tennis and Rafa! :hearts: I mentioned him so much in the DGA thread he had to see what the fuss was about when it came to tennis :p Raul and Juande Ramos were also watching Rafa!

makini
May 14th, 2009, 08:15 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009
MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
[9] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs [Q] V Dushevina (RUS) - WTA

Not Before 2:00 PM
[6] A Roddick (USA) vs [2] R Federer (SUI) - ATP

Not Before 4:00 PM
[1] D Safina (RUS) vs A Bondarenko (UKR) - WTA

PersephoneDisco
May 14th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Thanks Makini. Not a good time at all for me but I'm guessing we'll have a repeat of not being successful with a stream :rolleyes: :p

PersephoneDisco
May 15th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Dina called Z after the second set :D

WTA video highlights even includes some of the coaching, well the bit where it's PG friendly :p
"you didn't hit the ball ONCE in forty minutes" really? Are you sure,Z?

PersephoneDisco
May 15th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Dina vs Alona B

“I know her game well and she could be ranked a lot higher,” said the 23-year-old. “If I play my game it is difficult for people to read me so I will just focus on playing my game.”

Dinayer
May 15th, 2009, 02:34 PM
please Dina, play better :rolleyes:
good luck :yeah:

makini
May 15th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Dina called Z after the second set :D

WTA video highlights even includes some of the coaching, well the bit where it's PG friendly :p
"you didn't hit the ball ONCE in forty minutes" really? Are you sure,Z?

Everyone's beginning to realize that anytime Z steps on court for some coaching the cameras should remain running. The not hitting the ball in 40 minutes quote was pretty :lol: though.

makini
May 15th, 2009, 08:36 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
A Mauresmo (FRA) vs [9] C Wozniacki (DEN)

Not Before 1:00 PM
[1] D Safina (RUS) vs P Schnyder (SUI)

PersephoneDisco
May 15th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Oh early! Thank god Dina left Nando's match now :p

Dinayer
May 15th, 2009, 10:15 PM
great :drool: hopefully TVE will show it :D

PersephoneDisco
May 15th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Come on TVE! :fiery: show the match for my gemela! :bounce:

Dinayer
May 15th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Yeah!! come on:fiery: :bounce:

PersephoneDisco
May 15th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Even Patty knows thats she's annoying.
"I'm really happy I'm in the semis and can play the world No.1. We'll see how fit I am and how many problems I can cause her."

Dinayer
May 15th, 2009, 10:37 PM
:scared:

makini
May 15th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Even Patty knows thats she's annoying.
"I'm really happy I'm in the semis and can play the world No.1. We'll see how fit I am and how many problems I can cause her."

Ha that's a great response to Dina's "lets see whose gonna be stronger tomorrow" line.

PersephoneDisco
May 15th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Fighting talk! :armed:

Topspin2
May 16th, 2009, 12:35 AM
Dina good luck in 1/2 :)

camilia
May 16th, 2009, 05:27 AM
ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
MANOLO SANTANA start 11:00 am
A Mauresmo (FRA) vs [9] C Wozniacki (DEN)

Not Before 1:00 PM
[1] D Safina (RUS) vs P Schnyder (SUI)

Perfect timing for me, I hope there will be a livestream this time :rolleyes:

PersephoneDisco
May 16th, 2009, 10:50 PM
She said she was not feeling the pressure ahead of the tournament in Paris which starts at the end of this month.

"Until now I'm coming pretty comfortable to the tournaments since I'm number one so I wouldn't complain," she said. "I've played three finals so it couldn't be better."

PersephoneDisco
May 16th, 2009, 11:21 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009

MANOLO SANTANA start 1:30 pm
[1] D Safina (RUS) vs [9] C Wozniacki (DEN)

Aleksandrina
May 16th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Good luck, DinDin!

PersephoneDisco
May 16th, 2009, 11:24 PM
sorry Makini for the wrong time -stupid B ES, they're not showing the final live hence the later time:o

makini
May 17th, 2009, 12:02 AM
sorry Makini for the wrong time -stupid B ES, they're not showing the final live hence the later time:o

No problem Maz I may be able to see a bit of it before I leave after all.:)

Dinayer
May 17th, 2009, 12:09 AM
ORDER OF PLAY - SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009

MANOLO SANTANA start 1:30 pm
[1] D Safina (RUS) vs [9] C Wozniacki (DEN)

TVE, you better show it :fiery:

PersephoneDisco
May 17th, 2009, 12:19 AM
TVE, you better show it :fiery:

gemela, can you not check the TVE website for the tv schedule? :)

Dinayer
May 17th, 2009, 12:28 AM
gemela, can you not check the TVE website for the tv schedule? :)

good idea :)

PersephoneDisco
May 17th, 2009, 12:29 AM
good idea :)

;)

Dinayer
May 17th, 2009, 12:42 AM
TVE will show Nadal's final :o

PersephoneDisco
May 17th, 2009, 12:43 AM
TVE will show Nadal's final :o

B ES is showing the final 6 hours later :o Why show us everything else live-ish but not the final? It's just beyond me! :(

Dinayer
May 17th, 2009, 12:47 AM
B ES is showing the final 6 hours later :o Why show us everything else live-ish but not the final? It's just beyond me! :(

damn :fiery:

PersephoneDisco
May 17th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Don't worry, we'll get a stream somehow :cool:

Dinayer
May 17th, 2009, 01:10 AM
hopefully :)

DS.Fan.
May 17th, 2009, 05:20 AM
Good Luck Dina!Woz:scared:

camilia
May 17th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Don't worry, we'll get a stream somehow :cool:

I'm taking your word for that ;)

Dinayer
May 17th, 2009, 03:02 PM
"Dinara quiere ser la primera en conquistar la Caja Mágica-Olé"

and she did it :bowdown:

PersephoneDisco
May 17th, 2009, 03:05 PM
She broke the spell of the Magic box :speakles: :worship:

camilia
May 17th, 2009, 03:57 PM
"Dinara quiere ser la primera en conquistar la Caja Mágica-Olé"

and she did it :bowdown:

;)

Dinayer
May 17th, 2009, 04:57 PM
:bowdown: :bowdown:

Sharpie4me
May 17th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Dinara is finally on ES :ras:
Thanks ES for not showing the match live :ras:

PersephoneDisco
May 17th, 2009, 06:39 PM
at least there will be commentary! :lol: